Apparently, the complex’s grounds crew had forgotten to place a cover on the hole because weeds had grown over the mouth hiding the depression. As Chandler was maneuvering outside field No. 3, her left leg fell into the camouflaged hole and her camcorder went flying.
Chandler suffered only minor cuts to her left shin and a little bruising. Chandler, who lives in Norfolk, insisted she was OK. Bray came over to the fence to make sure his grandmother wasn’t seriously hurt.
“I was looking out there to get a picture and I walked right in that hole,” Chandler said. “Poor Bill, I think I upset the practice.”
Seeing his grandmother inexplicably fall down outside the field where fans were milling about definitely rattled Bray.
“It was a scary feeling because you never like to see your family members fall,” Bray said. “For the first couple of minutes I was worried about her, because a lot of times [with] those injuries it takes a few minutes before they start to swell up. Once I realized that she was OK, I was able to get back on track.”
All but two of the 68 players on the Nationals’ spring-training roster reported yesterday. Minor league outfielder Frank Diaz was due to arrive from Venezuela last night, while veteran reliever Felix Rodriguez finally secured his visa from the Dominican Republic yesterday and is scheduled to arrive in Viera today.
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